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Cities in Oceania - photos


Cities in Australasia, i.e., both Australia and New Zealand rank highly in Mercer Consulting's best cities report which rank the world's top cities based on quality of life. Cities, towns, and settlements outside these two countries do not have a western lifestyle. Below is a non-exhaustive list of prominent cities in Australasia with a mention of some of the main settlements in other Oceanic nations. Read more

Sydney Australia

Sydney Australia photos

Melbourne Australia

Melbourne Australia photos

Brisbane Australia

Brisbane Australia photos

Auckland New Zealand

Auckland New Zealand photos

Gold Coast Australia

Gold Coast Australia photos

Wellington New Zealand

Wellington New Zealand photos

Christchurch New Zealand

Christchurch New Zealand photos

Canberra Australia

Sydney Australia photos

Hamilton New Zealand

Hamilton New Zealand photos

Tauranga New Zealand

Tauranga New Zealand photos

Lower Hutt New Zealand

Lower Hutt New Zealand photos

Ballarat Australia

Ballarat Australia photos

Noumea New Caledonia

Noumea New Caledonia photos

Palmerston North New Zealand

Palmerston North New Zealand photos

Hastings New Zealand

Hastings New Zealand photos

Rotorua New Zealand

Rotorua New Zealand photos

Napier New Zealand

Napier New Zealand photos

Nelson New Zealand

Nelson New Zealand photos


Queenstown New Zealand photos

Armidale Australia

Armidale Australia photos

Nukualofa Tonga

Nukualofa Tonga photos

Auckland, Wellington, Sydney, Perth, Adelaide, Brisbane, and Melbourne rank in the top 30 of the Mercer Consulting's best cities report with Auckland and Melbourne often being listed in the top 5 cities in the world. Main settlements in the less developed countries of the South Pacific are often too small to be considered true cities. Nuku Ľalofa, the capital of Tonga for example has a mere 24,000 people. Larger cities do exist outside of Australasia such as Port Moresby in Papua New Guinea, but they usually rank poorly in the quality of life index.


Oceania photos, maps, & travel by country

OCEANIA: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

AUSTRALIA: Maps ›› Photos›› Travel ››

NEW ZEALAND: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

NEW CALEDONIA: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

TONGA: Maps ›› Photos ›› Travel ››

Author & photographer: David Johnson (Virtual Oceania)

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